Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/158

Geofocus on Great Britain and Ireland
March 2020 (Women's History Month)

March: Art+Activism & Folklore Aviation Great Britain & Ireland VisibleWikiWomen

April: Gender studies Dance Geofocus on Caucasus' VisibleWikiWomen

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 Focus on sports

See also: Future events

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Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to WHGI, only 18.86% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
Women in Red warmly welcomes you!
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1–31 March 2020
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In March 2020, Women in Red is collaborating with The Great Britain/Ireland Destubathon by providing an opportunity for you to create or improve articles on past or present women who were born in England, Scotland, Wales, the island of Ireland, the Isle or Man or the Channel Islands, or who have close associations with one or more of these. Special attention could for example be given to those who have received the highest official honours. You may also write articles about the works women have created, the literature they have written or their companies and organizations.

Anyone can take part in this event. We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about women from Great Britain and Ireland, as well as their achievements, writings, organizations, and awards. This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other notable women who deserve to be covered, for example under our #1day1woman priority.

The main goals of the event are:

  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)

The destubathon (with prizes!) aims to improve existing stubs by expanding them, usually to at least 1200 bytes of readable prose. You are invited to register as a participant in the destubathon as well as in this WiR editathon, and to record any "destubbed" articles both on this page and on the destubathon outcomes pages.

What else?

  • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create this month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)Edit

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Some of those relating to Great Britain and Ireland are listed below:

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:

  • Gabrielle Reidy (1960-2014), Irish actress, surprised to discover she didn't even have a stub; plenty of sources:[1][2][3]


Outcomes (articles)Edit

Promote our workEdit


  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articlesEdit

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

  1.   Abigail Eames - destub, improve
  2.   Abena Oppong-Asare - destub, PIN
  3.   Rosa D'Erina -destub, PIN
  4.   Una Troy -destub
  5.   Sian Westerman
  6.   Julia Crottie -destub, PIN
  7.   Kathleen Marescaux -destub
  8.   Charlotte Julia Weale TW
  9.   Mariquita Tennant TW
  10.   Lucy Mary Silcox TW
  11.   Bairbre Dowling -destub
  12.   Zuzanna Shonfield new
  13.   Mary Pendrill Llewelyn new
  14.   Marjorie Anderson -destub
  15.   Ellen Pinsent - destub
  16.   Rosemarie Mallett
  17.   Hester Adrian, Baroness Adrian -destub
  18.   Mary Ann Lyth - PIN
  19.   Zena Skinner -destub, PIN
  20.   Harriet G. Brittan - PIN
  21.    Margaret Benn Walsh - PIN
  22.   Eileen Brooke -destub
  23.   Florence Moon -destub (still small)
  24.   Vera Cosgrave -destub, (still small)
  25.   Martha Llwyd -destub
  26.   Louisa Nott-Bower -destub
  27.  Kitty Fitzgerald-TW
  28.   Mary Moffat TW, PIN
  29.   Margaret Lacey -destub, PIN
  30.  Saidie Patterson-TW
  31.   Elena Puw Morgan -destub
  32.  Catherine Byron-TW
  33.    Myka Meier
  34.  Laura Geraldine Lennox - TW, PIN
  35.   Sarah Hewley was a redirect, PIN
  36.   Theresa Parker
  37.   Lily Tobias -destub
  38.   Mary Johnstone Lynn -destub (still small)
  39.   Esther Lewis -destub (still small)
  40.   Mary Ann Rocque -destub
  41.   Mary Edwards (1705–1743)TW, PIN
  42.   Linda Joy Stern -destub (still small)
  43.   Patsy Mink substantial expansion, PIN
  44.   Elsy Borders -destub, PIN
  45.    Sky Brown
  46.   Elizabeth Beecroft - destub, PIN
  47.   Women's Sick and Wounded Convoy Corps
  48.   Betty Astell -destub, pin
  49.   Mary Margaret Busk
  50.   Janet Mary Campbell -destub
  51.   Jessie MacLachlan -destub, pin
  52.   Penny Mountbatten
  53.   Eileen Pollock - destub
  54.   Dorothy Dury TW
  55.   Senga Macfie -destub
  56.   Edith MacArthur -destub, pin
  57.   Elizabeth Julia Hasell -destub TW
  58.   Sarah Crompton -destub TW
  59.  Alice Birch
  60.    Margaret Scott-Wright -destub, pin
  61.   Emma Wilson (sailor)
  62.    Qamar Aden Ali fair use image
  63.   Mary Cowden Clarke -destub TW
  64.   Nora Chesson -destub TW
  65.   Barbarina Brand -destub TW
  66.   Flora Philip -destub, PIN
  67.   Gertrude Kinnaird - new, PIN
  68.   Constance Bache - destub TW
  69.  Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología in Peru but designed by Irish women TW
  70.   Gertrude Clarke Nuttall - new
  71.    Katherine Arthur Behenna -destub
  72.    Evelyn Campbell (actress) - TW
  73.   Elizabeth MacLennan -destub
  74.   Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson -destub
  75.   Veronica Ashworth
  76.   Bessie Bangay -destub
  77.   Harriet L. Childe-Pemberton -destub (still small)
  78.   Norah Burke -destub
  79.   Catherine Washington
  80.   Samantha Lowe
  81.   Eleanor Yule destubbed uncited 1 sentence stub
  82.   Alice Margaret Coats new
  83.   Gabrielle Reidy - PIN TW
  84.   Elsie Duncan-Jones -destub
  85.   Kate Whiteford - destub
  86.   Maura Murphy -destub
  87.   Gertrude Mahon - PIN
  88.   Helen O'Clery -destub
  89.   Selina Bunbury -destub
  90.   Dorothy Champney - PIN
  91.   May Cluskey -destub
  92.   Sara Anne McLagan -destub, PIN
  93.   Madoline Thomas -destub
  94.   Debonnaire von Bismarck
  95.   Evelyn D'Alroy by @womenwhomademe TW
  96.   Moelona -destub
  97.   Eiluned Lewis -destub
  98.   Bríd Mahon - PIN
  99.   Marian Tobin -TW
  100.   Elizabeth Phillips Hughes -destub, PIN
  101.   Myfanwy Howell -destub, PIN
  102.    Mary MacLeod Banks -destub
  103.   Elizabeth Crichton TW, PIN
  104.   Irish Central Committee for the Employment of Women
  105.   Mea Allan -destub
  106.   Kate Board
  107.   Rosemarie Dunham -destub
  108.   Winifred MacBride -destub, PIN
  109.   Rose Gentle - destub
  110.    Mary Mortimer - new - TW, PIN
  111.   Jennifer Durrant - destub
  112.   Phyllis Sellick add pics, PIN
  113.   Adela Marion Adam TW, PIN
  114.   Eleanor Kasrils -destub
  115.   May Mukle -destub, PIN
  116.   Kate Lee (English singer) -destub
  117.  Margot Gore TW, PIN
  118.   Jane Hillston - improved
  119.   Hollie-May Saker
  120.   Mary Welsh -destub, PIN
  121.   Jane Lessingham - PIN
  122.   Ellice Hopkins -destub, added image, PIN TW
  123.    Kathleen Pelham Burn - PIN
  124.    Elizabeth Baker Bohan -new - TW, PIN
  125.   Nellie Hall -destub
  126.   Rosalind Dallas - destub
  127.   Mona Friedlander TW, PIN
  128.   Joan Hughes -upgrade
  129.   Maria Dickin -destub
  130.   Mary Railton
  131.    Maria Josep Colomer i Luque - PIN
  132.   Cicely Craven -destub
  133.   Marian Belcher -destub, PIN
  134.   Gabrielle Patterson TW, PIN
  135.  Dora Tulloch -destub, PIN
  136.  Janet Backhouse -destub
  137.  Edith Mary Macfarlane -destub, PIN
  138.   Bernie Murray - destub

Did You Know featuresEdit

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

Outcomes (media)Edit

Don't forget you can also add new images you post here to our VisibleWikiWomen page.

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the eventEdit

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